One or two good near death experiences can do wonders for one's outlook!
I find humour in most parts of life and use it as a way of dealing with issues that are important to me. If people pay attention, they can learn what I care about or what troubles me even though I'm not likely to complain.
I enjoy conversation and using the English language to good effect. I am far from snobbish, but I do not try to hide the fact that I am intelligent and sensitive. False modesty is not one of my traits.
I place great importance on treating people fairly, and have taken a job where I am underpaid (relative to what I could earn elsewhere with my skill set) because I value what the housing society that employs me does for people.
One more thing....I have very little vanity. I've earned my grey hair, laugh lines, worry wrinkles, etc., and I wouldn't thank anyone for a chance to be younger again......unless, of course, I could take 64 years of knowledge about human behaviour back to my late teens and early twenties.
aka...it seems I really don't understand women after all these years. :-))